A local student was recently awarded with the Port With No Borders Scholarship, sponsored by the San Diego Unified Port District and the San Diego Port Tenants Association. Scholarship funds were available by application for students meeting the established criteria and who are employees or children of an employee of the San Diego Unified Port District or any of its tenants. Four students were selected by the 2006-07 Port Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Andrea Torres, graduate of Sweetwater High School, received $1,000 in total scholarship funds. She is currently a student at San Diego State University, majoring in Kinesiology and Mathematics. She is the daughter of Alfonso Torres, an employee of the Pacific Maritime Association.
The Port with No Borders Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has since awarded 17 scholarships. Funds have been provided by the San Diego Unified Port District, San Diego Port Tenants Association, and the National Football League, and are administered by the San Diego Foundation.